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NBA 2K18 Prelude: 4 Things to Know



Even before the NBA 2K18 release date, you can experience some of what the premier basketball game offers, and you don’t need to place a pre-order. All you need is the NBA 2K18 Prelude.

Think of the NBA 2K18 Prelude as an early release that costs you nothing. Last year, 2K Games and Visual Concepts offered the Prelude to build excitement just before NBA 2K17’s release. That download let users try MyCareer early and transfer their progress to the final game. The story, which featured a story written by Creed’s Aaron Covington, was that title’s most exciting new feature.

The NBA 2K18 Prelude arrives September 8th on Xbox One and PS4. With hours left until the demo’s release, we know that the download will give some gamers their first taste of The Neighborhood, upgraded animations and the refined ball handling that is in the final NBA 2K18 release. We also know that this will be the only time gamers can experience NBA 2K18 free before the game launches on September 19th.

This year’s demo is also 2K Games’ last chance to convince gamers to buy NBA 2K18 instead of EA’s NBA Live 18. NBA Live 18 uses the same rosters as NBA 2K18 and includes a MyCareer-like story of its own, called The One. A free NBA Live 18 demo is already available on Xbox One and PS4.

Read: NBA 2K18 Release Date, Features & Details

Here are four other things you need to know about the NBA 2K18 Prelude before it launches.

NBA 2K18 Prelude: 4 Things to Know

  1. What You Can Do in the NBA 2K18 Prelude
  2. What You Can’t Do in the NBA 2K18 Prelude
  3. What Happens with Your NBA 2K18 Prelude Game Save
  4. What Consoles Won’t Get the NBA 2K18 Prelude

What You Can Do in the NBA 2K18 Prelude

What You Can Do in the NBA 2K18 Prelude

The Prelude exists to give gamers a taste of special features from each year’s final game. For example, the NBA 2K17 Prelude let gamers create their own MyPlayer character and start the game’s story. You get to try The Neighborhood when you download the NBA 2K18 Prelude.

Read: NBA 2K18 MyCareer: What’s New


The Neighborhood is an open-world area, where gamers can get their hair cut, buy new shoes, play against other players casually, compete in a ProAm tournament or hang out and enjoy some arcade games. All told, The Neighborhood is a lot like GTA Online’s sprawling Los Santos world. You even see other players move around The Neighborhood as you explore it.

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  1. Ken Hicks

    09/09/2017 at 4:02 pm

    The Prelude was terrible. Literally finished it in twenty minutes of 3 five minute street ball games with fictional horribly named street ball players and regardless if you do well or really bad in these street ball games you willing get an NBA tryout from your favorite team with five minute games against the bench and then the starters. That’s it! No chance to use “the overhyped” The Neighborhood and you can’t do anything with your attributes. Complete waste!

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